Categorized as: Techniques

Brazilian Jiu Jitsu vs. The Haymaker Punch

For those that do not know what a haymaker is, it is a punch often utilized by someone with no fight experience. You put all of your weight into the punch and in the process lose all of your balance. What the haymaker lacks in technical efficiency, it makes up for in destructive power.  Luckily, with a little technique, a person (you) can neutralize the haymaker AND the person throwing it.  Read More

6 Side Control Secrets You Wish You Knew

I think side control is severely unused. You might think I’m crazy for saying that, since most BJJ instructors probably spend at least half their time teaching techniques that start or end in side control one way or the other. But almost all of them seem to focus their efforts on how to get to mount from there, which is only half the game. Read More

Worst Jiu Jitsu Advice We’ve Ever Heard: The Side Mount

Bad training can take many different forms. You can have good techniques that are taught poorly, bad techniques that are taught well, teachers leave things out, or they teach techniques that used to work but fail to keep up with the times. So here we’re starting a series of “Worst Advice” columns to tell you about all the bad advice I hear from all the major positions in Jiu Jitsu.

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Jiu Jitsu Unlocked: The Leg Lasso Of Truth!

Recently, Aces Jiu Jitsu Club Head Coach, Mikal Abdullah put together this high effective Leg Lasso sweep video in Austin, TX.  This technique is particularly effective against aggressive guard passers who have a hard charging game!

Before exploring the technique here are a few key dos and don’ts for this effective Jiu Jitsu technique:

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